Alice Alexandra Moore
she/her. a ludic, chimeric lilith. professional poet, pianist, painter lately come to loving as more than a ghost. transgender, leftist, atheist, activist, falafelraptor. you be you; i'll be me.
Once, you threw me from the shore to teach me to swim, but time gasped and stopped, its nose pinched between finger and thumb. I stayed curled midair between sky and its murky mimesis.
I learn today, if tampered upon, some maize strains can reach forty feet, and I wonder if corn that tall could retake me
Life always stuttered, far back as she could recall. It started slow—maybe one second frozen for every five minutes. As a baby, her voice would slice off mid-giggle, and her parents hadn’t noticed the extra day older she’d grown that first year.